If you are in your 50’s or 60’s and are noticing that your face simply doesn’t have the lift that it once did and that it is starting to droop in places you didn’t’ know it could, then you might be considering getting a facelift. And although facelifts are an effective way to give you a more taut and youthful looking appearance, they also take a long amount of recovery time and are a fairly intense surgical procedure. If you are looking to help get similar results without having to go under the knife, try one of these three options. Read on to learn more.
Yes it’s true that ultrasounds are used to detect a baby’s heartbeat and growth, however, ultrasound therapy can also be used to help boost the collagen in your skin. By using soundwaves, the skin around your face and neck can become tightened. Although the results aren’t immediate, they are apparent and will help you to both look and feel younger. And the best part about the treatment? There is no down time involved. In fact, if you need to go back to work directly after having ultrasound therapy performed then you can.
Fillers such as restylane and juvederm can also help to give you similar results of a facelift without having to go under the knife. In order to help combat the lines and wrinkles that are making you look older, fillers are injected into the skin from the nose down and will actually fill in your lines and wrinkles— giving you a smoother and more youthful looking complexion. However, unlike a facelift which is a more permanent procedure, you have to get fillers done every few months in order to maintain the results.
As the least invasive way to help smooth your skin out without having to get a facelift, chemical peels can be done in the office and you can be sent back to work immediately afterwards. By applying a chemical agent like alpha hydroxy acids to your skin, the chemical will work to help you get rid of those top few layers of skin that you have and will encourage the production of new skin. And what comes with new skin? More collagen!
As you can see there are several alternatives to facelifts that can give you similar results without having to go under the knife. If you would like to learn more or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!
If you have decided to undergo some sort of plastic surgery that requires you to be under anesthesia during the surgical treatment, then you may start to feel a bit uncomfortable and anxious prior to your procedure. Although undergoing plastic surgery procedures like getting a rhinoplasty or breast enhancement done are routine procedures that are considered to be safe, being under anesthesia itself can cause patients to feel a bit nervous. From taking a deep breath to seeking medication, this article will discuss three ways that you can feel less anxious before undergoing surgery.
Take a Deep Breath
If you have ever experienced a panic attack of sorts then you know that one of the best ways to alleviate that sense of anxiety and panic is by taking a deep breath. By focusing on your breathing, you can help to calm not only your heart rate but your mind as well. If you start to feel a sense of anxiety or panic before you undergo surgery, simply close your eyes and take a deep breath, focusing on both your inhale and exhale. Continue to take deep breaths until you notice that your anxiety and panic have started to slowly subside.
Talk To Your Surgeon
Another great way to help alleviate your anxiety before surgery is to talk to either your surgeon or a nurse about the procedure. Explain to them the fears that you are experiencing and they will be able to talk you through the procedure and answer any questions that you may have. By being more informed as to what is going to happen, you will help to alleviate your fears.
Ask About Medication
Medication like valium are great at easing a patient’s anxiety and helping them to feel calm, cool, and collected. Depending on your medical history and how the medication will interfere with the anesthesia, one of the doctors at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants may prescribe to you some medication to help take the edge off.
Getting plastic surgery is an exciting event that is nothing to worry about. However, if you are experiencing some anxiety just thinking about going under anesthesia, then try one of the above tips to help you feel more relaxed. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants today!